Category Archives: Homelessness

Seattle politics: liberal versus left

  Mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan (left) represents the status quo while Nikkita Oliver will bring transformational change By George Howland Jr. As Mayor Ed Murray prepares to leave office, let’s say goodbye to one of his favorite tropes: Seattle is … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Election 2017, George Howland articles, Homelessness, LGBTQ, Politics, Protest, Resistance

Homeless housing in Magnolia faces tough odds

A school, a park and housing compete for Fort Lawton’s 28 acres of surplus federal property By George Howland Jr. Twenty-eight acres of surplus federal property should be a great opportunity for Seattle. Instead, it shows signs of becoming a … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Density, George Howland articles, Homelessness, Neighborhoods, Politics

Where do you go when the land under your home is sold and your home is worthless?

Ishbel Dickens writes about the plight of state’s mobile home park residents: Imagine dreaming the American dream and living it – you are a low-income household or a senior living alone after the death of your spouse – you dream … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Homelessness, Uncategorized

Cat Mary

Rebekah Demirel offers a personal look at homelessness and how we all are irrevocably bound to the plight of those affected by this crisis     There is a basic humanity in everyone and set of feelings cutting across all … Continue reading

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Homeless on wheels

The Rev. Bill Kirlin-Hackett writes about the lack of government response to the growing percent of the County’s unsheltered living in vehicles Every year “Point in Time” homeless counts remain part of the national efforts to end homelessness. In years … Continue reading

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Homeless camps are good: we need more of them

David Baum, tireless homeless advocate, writes about his experiences assisting in the camps and those who depend upon them Organized camps are a good solution to the problem of how to care for homeless people while there is not enough … Continue reading

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ACLU lawsuit says City and WSDOT have not stopped destroying property of homeless campers and violate their civil rights

Neil Powers reports on ACLU’s attempt to stop the sweeps and actions city has engaged in that were basis for the appeal The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) has major concerns about how people in Seattle’s homeless encampments … Continue reading

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